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étude de la lipogenèse a l'aide d'un acétate marqué au 14C chez des paires de s?urs normales et naines
SP Touchburn
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1971, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-3-3-386
Evaluating fracture healing using digital x-ray image analysis: Fracture healing is not easily monitored using currently available techniques
SP Whiley
Continuing Medical Education , 2011,
Is ‘divine healing’ in the ‘faith movement’ founded on the principles of healing in the bible or based on the power of the mind?
SP Pretorius
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009,
Abstract: Many people plagued with incurable diseases or diseases that seem to be resistant to medical treatment, in desperation turn to preachers who claim to administer divine healing. These divine healers make certain claims, based on their interpretation of the Scriptures and a so-called revelation of God’s will. They furthermore preach that healing and health are included in atonement and that nobody should be sick. Illness is an indication of a lack of faith on the part of the believer. It could also be attributed to an attack from the devil. In order to obtain healing, a process of ignoring the symptoms, followed by an unyielding and repeated confession of the healing needed, based on selected verses from the Scriptures, is proposed. This article is based on the contention that the healing practised by these divine healers is nothing more than a ‘mind-over-matter’ approach, leading people into confessing over and over that they have been healed. These practices are reminiscent of the utilisation of affi rmations that lead to positive thinking, which will evidently result in a change of behaviour on the part of the confessor. No indication of Godly intervention seems to be evident in this healing ministry, and neither is any submission to the will and purpose of God.
Spiritual abuse under the banner of the right to freedom of religion in religious cults can be addressed
SP Pretorius
Acta Theologica , 2011,
Abstract: The international endeavour to afford the right to freedom of religion to all world citizens is essential. This right ensures that people can choose their own religion and freely participate in the practice thereof. Although the conventions on religious freedom prohibit the use of unethical coercion in order to proselytise and retain members, the enforcement of this prohibition is problematic. Underlying psychological processes that induce members in cults to engage in radical behaviour changes cannot be proved without reasonable doubt in any legal action. The conclusion reached in this article is that although – on paper – the right to religious freedom ensures freedom in the sense that people can choose their religion, it cannot ensure that worship in any religion is a voluntary act on the part of the participants. On the one hand, religious freedom has opened the world of religion to people; but at the same time, it has also created a vague, or “grey” area where abuse can flourish under the banner of so-called “freedom”. Freedom that is not clearly defined can lead to anarchism. Abuse in religious cults can be addressed by cultivating public awareness through the gathering and distribution of information on the abusive practices of these groups.
Pastors as gewonde genesers: Outobiografiese pastoraat as heelmiddel vir emosionele verwonding en verlamming by pastors
SP Nolte
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009,
Abstract: Pastors as wounded healers: Autobiographical pastorate as a way for pastors to achieve emotional wholeness In a previous article it was argued that pastors suffer from cognitive dissonance because of the paradigm shift from modernity to postmodernity, and the emotional woundedness that frequently results from their struggles to come to terms with the new world in which they have to live and minister. This article refl ects on the way in which two further issues may exacerbate emotional woundedness in pastors. The one is church tradition, as it is refl ected in several formularies used during church services in the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA), as well as the Church Ordinance of the NHKA. The other issue is the way in which pastors view the Bible. The language and rhetoric used to refl ect on these issues are discussed and evaluated. In its last paragraph the article refl ects on the possibility of autobiographical pastorate as a way for pastors to achieve emotional wholeness.
Psychological aspects of chronic pain: a literature review
SP Walker
Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia , 2005,
Abstract: The influence of psychological variables on the experience of chronic pain continues to be underestimated by many healthcare practitioners. This literature review attempts to highlight the applicability of the conceptualization of chronic pain within the biopsychosocial model and diathesis-stress framework. Within these paradigms the emotional disorders more frequently associated with the experience of chronic pain are explored. Attention is also paid to mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of chronic pain-related emotional disorders. Finally, the implications of a more holistic conceptualization of chronic pain for clinical practice are investigated. South African Psychiatry Review Vol. 11(4) 2005: 139-145
Mixed and Mixing Systems Worldwide: A Preface
SP Donlan
Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad , 2012,
Abstract: This issue of the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (South Africa) sees the publication of a selection of articles derived from the Third International Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (WSMJJ).
Ako (de)stabilizova preferen né hlasovanie
Peter Spá?
St?edoevropské Politické Studie , 2011,
Abstract: How to (De)stabilize Preferential Voting. This paper deals with the topic of preferential voting in Slovak parliamentary elections by means of a comparison with the model applied in the Czech Republic. The aim of the article is to point out the main features and weaknesses of the Slovak model. It shows that the low effectiveness of the Slovak system lies in the existence of a nationwide electoral district composed of 150 seats. In the end the author suggests possible solutions to this problem, including a way for lower ranked candidates to use the weak point of the current system for their own benefit.
The risk of overestimating and underestimating “religious cults” in South Africa
SP Pretorius
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif , 2012, DOI: 10.5952/53-1-129
Abstract: In South Africa on a number of occasions the media and other groups have referred to some religious groups as “cults”. The word “cult” is a loaded term which has positive, negative and neutral connotations. Unfortunately, the term has often been used not to describe a phenomenon but to classify groups that are not in line with the standards of society. This has lead to tension between such groups and churches, and members of society. This article reveals that the study of cults is a complex one and one to be pursued with caution. Measures are proposed for the studying of cults in order to provide a balanced overview. In order to provide balanced information on new religions and cults an Information centre associated with an academic institution needs to be established.
A Multi-threaded Neural Network approach for Steganography
Srinivasan SP
International Journal of Computer Technology and Applications , 2011,
Abstract: Steganographic techniques are being applied across a broad set of different modern digital technologies. Steganography is basically the process of hiding one medium of communication (Text, Sound, and Image) within another. It can work on JPEG 2000 compressed images & stir Mark images. The steganographic method will be used for internet/network security, watermarking and so on. Steganalysis is the field of detecting the covert messages. The new methods of steganalysis are based on neural network to get the statistics and features of images to identify the underlying hidden data. We first extract the features of image embedded information, and then input them into neural network to get the output. Experiment result indicates this method is valid in Steganalysis . Almost all steganalysis consist of hand-crafted tests or human visual inspection to detect whether a file contains a message hidden by a specific steganography algorithm. The neural network in images is used to overcome the hurdles by hiding the data indirectly into graphical image using neural network algorithm to get cipher bits. The generated cipher bits are then placed in the least significant bit position of the carrier image. A Multi threaded back propagation algorithm is used in the neural network. Multi threading in the back propagation algorithm increases the speed of processing in the neural layers and thereby significantly increases the efficiency. The XOR propagation network model is used which acts as a multilayer perceptron
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